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How to cook thin cut pork chops in an air fryer

Air fried thin cut pork chops

Kroger thin cut pork chops

Naturally a lot here depends with exactly *how* thin your pork is. These from Kroger were probably close to a quarter inch – super thin. As such they took just four minutes. If you have thicker pieces of pork, cook longer and always use a thermometer. I like 360F as the temp to keep the cooking time quick, but not drying out the pork too much For regular pork chops check out this guide.

Thin cut pork chops are a healthy protein choice that work well in a number of dishes; they also cook up exceedingly quickly and simply when using an air fryer. There's no splatter or mess either too - when comapred with pan frying.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Additional Time 1 minute
Total Time 10 minutes


  • Thin cut pork chops


  1. Preheat air fryer to 360F
  2. Season pork chops as required
  3. Cook pork for four minutes
  4. Turn once half way through cooking
  5. Allow meat to rest for one to two minutes after coming out of the air fryer

We used the COSORI to air fry this (affiliate link, we get a fee), always check your food with a good kitchen thermometer.

Air fried wafer thin Kroger pork chop
Air fried wafer thin Kroger pork chop

Ideas for side dishes for pork

Looking for some inspiration on what to serve with thin cut pork? Check out some of these other popular air fryer recipes for a great side option:

Air frying different cuts of pork

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    1. Pork chops came out perfect…… And I don’t know how to cook. Thank God for the air fryer and Google😂😂😂

  1. This took way longer than 4 minutes. I had to keep putting them back in. I wish ppl would do their research first and try it before they put these recipes on the internet.

    1. Sorry to hear they didn’t work out right Karen. There are absolutely a lot of variables here – your own air fryer, how much you put in etc. The thickness of the pork is the critical item though. For regular pork chops I can cook as long as 10 minutes at a little higher temp of 380F.

      I do test the recipes over and over before I post them, indeed I mainly the site as my own online cookbook to refer to. I don’t post until I get the result I like. I’ve since cooked these chops a few times following the same steps.

      Do let us know the thickness of your pork, your air fryer and your final cook time, so others might be able to follow your steps.

    2. Are you sure you had THIN pork chops? You don’t need more than 8-10 min total or they dry up into dust.

  2. Absolutely perfect. Pay no attention to the Karen that clearly didn’t pay much attention to the cut of the pork. I will never cook thin cut boneless chops any other way. Thank you!!

    1. I don’t see why not, though you might need to adjust times. I’d make sure you have a good kitchen thermometer, then test the temp as you go along.

  3. Took me up to 13 mins and my pork chops are very than. I am new to air frying. It could be my fryer I really don’t know. But then end result was great. Very tasty still very moist.

    1. That seems a really long time Joyce. How thick was the pork, was the fryer preheated? How many did you cook at once, why brand fryer?

    1. I’ve never bothered Larry. Any protein, pork included will leave some charred/fat/juice residue behind but I don’t mind quickly scrubbing that off after cooking. Thin cut pork cooks fast so the mess is relatively minimal. If you want to keep your fryer exceptionally pristine, parchment paper can of course help (though be careful as always!)

  4. Mine are thin cut (approx 1/4″) with a small bone and they were still pretty raw after 4 mins. This is using a Ninja oven air fryer.

    1. Every air fryer is different for sure, which is why I always recommend getting a great kitchen thermometer (see link above). Also be sure to pre-heat your air fryer to temperature first as well.

    1. My number one recommendation for all air frying is get a good kitchen thermometer, see the links above. That way you can cook anything you like, a few minutes at a time and see how long your particularly air fryer takes to cook the item – they’re all a bit different. The thermometer helps take the guesswork out of it 🙂

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